ATLANTIC CITY - City Council cut Mayor Lorenzo Langford proposed budget by $8 million Wednesday when the panel introduced a $211 million spending plan.

The budget, if approved in its current form, would raise the city's tax rate by about 5 cents per $100 of assessed property and boost the overall costs by almost $8 million from last year's $203 million budget.

City Council President William "Speedy" Marsh commended council members for their work on the budget, but added "your job isn't over yet."

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"We'll take it from here and we have more work to do," Marsh said.

The budget introduced Wednesday anticipates $23.3 million in revenue, down from last year's $26.8 million.

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